With Phil Jackson preparing to head into his first offseason as the New York Knicks team president, it is common knowledge that several of Jackson’s colleagues will want to jump aboard.
One of those guys could be one of Jackson’s former teammates Jim Cleamons.
Cleamons is reportedly interested in joining the Knicks organization now that Jackson has taken over, writes Marc Berman of The New York Post.
According to the Berman, Cleamons would be interested in anything Jackson would offer him, including a position in the personnel department.
Cleamons, was the Knicks starting point guard in the late 1970’s. He then went on to become Jackson’s right-hand man on the bench for nine of the Zen Master’s 11 coaching titles. Once Jackson accepted his position with the Knicks, you figured it wouldn’t be long before Cleamons followed him to New York and that now could become a reality.
A position on the bench seems like a great fit for Cleamons as he is viewed as a master of the triangle offense.
Berman also writes that Cleamons is a big fan of Steve Kerr, who is rumored to be the next Knicks head coach, and his ability to be a head coach because of his “quick learning curve.’’
Cleamons is currently an assistant coach with the Milwaukee Bucks.